This report is based on items found in the tropical jungles from today’s adventure, and more importantly how they could be used in a more sophisticated way. We start our day aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, by anchoring in Gatun Lake, near Barro Colorado Island. Barro Colorado Island, is a great location to observe and study tropical plant and animal life. The laboratory facility found on Barro Colorado, is managed by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. We had a chance to venture by foot, and take a walk on the property, and learn about the tropical life on the island. Individuals not interested in hiking, had a chance to enjoy an expedition landing craft ride, and cruise the shoreline that surrounds the island.